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Going To School Vs. Going To School As An Adult

Not everyone has the typical college experience. For those of us who are getting an education as a real-life adult, going to school is a little bit different. Ashford University offers education that fits into your busy life.

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Going to school:

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Sleep is that thing you're supposed to be doing while you're cramming and/or partying and that thing you're not supposed to be doing during class. At some point, those signals were crossed — perhaps due to lack of sleep.

Going to school as an adult:

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If you got grades for sleep, you would get straight As. Sleep is not to be trifled with. You get eight solid hours, minimum. Because it's the most necessary thing in life.

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Going to school:

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Woohoo! School is out! Time to partayyy!

Going to school as an adult:

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Woohoo! The kids are out! Time to study!

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Going to school:

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Potential baes.

Going to school as an adult:

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Networking opportunities...and competition, of course. ;)

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Going to school:

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"Look, I finished."

*keeps watching The Bachelor*

Going to school as an adult:

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You wish you had more time for the reading — it’s so interesting!

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Going to school:

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"Science cannot explain how my body functions on this pizza, ramen, and beer diet."

Going to school as an adult:

Snacks and lunches are carefully preplanned and made with love — you do it for your kids, and you do it for you. Food is fuel!
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Snacks and lunches are carefully preplanned and made with love — you do it for your kids, and you do it for you. Food is fuel!

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Going to school:

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You hang out with anyone who’s around the dorm, the cool people in your classes, randos you meet at parties, people in the same clubs as you... So basically everyone.

Going to school as an adult:

You value your important friendships and make time to preserve them. At this point, it's pretty much friends 4eva.
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You value your important friendships and make time to preserve them. At this point, it's pretty much friends 4eva.

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Going to school:

Going to school as an adult:

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Everything is interesting! You know exactly what you want out of life and are excited to gain the skills that will get you there.

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Going to school:

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It happens. Daily.

Going to school as an adult:

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Ain’t nobody got time for that.

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Going to school:

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It's a way of life, bro.

Going to school as an adult:

If there’s ever a moment when all of the work is done for the day, the kids are in bed and the house is clean, a single glass of wine on the couch is straight-up PERFECTION.
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If there’s ever a moment when all of the work is done for the day, the kids are in bed and the house is clean, a single glass of wine on the couch is straight-up PERFECTION.

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Going to school:

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Unemployed and confused.

"What do I do?! No one taught me how to real world!!"

Going to school as an adult:

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Confident, and closer than ever to your dream job.

It's never too late to do something different.

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